Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sledding!

 Doesn't it look like we are at some ski resort?  Poor J.J. keep fighting with his hat!


 I love this picture of my sweet Pipi and her delicate features.  I just wish it a sharper image.


Dog pile!



This boy loves to sled...he is a speed demon!

L.C. built a ramp and caught some air a few times!


My sweet J.J. wasn't too big on going down the hill, so he just played at the top!


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We were going to go to Huntsville the day after Christmas, but we got all this snow and decided that we really wanted to go sledding instead the roads would be too bad to drive over the mountain (which by the way it did get a little harry on the way there).  We drove up to Rabun Gap school where there were many people who had crawled out of the hills to sled...so we joined them.  Fun, fun fun!  The ambulance only had to come once while we were there!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas, Christmas, and more Christmas!

After school got out we headed to Pickens for a few days to celebrate Christmas with the Wilson clan.  Christmas #1



Christmas morning!
Christmas # 2




No more dreaming of a white Christmas!!

 
After Christmas at our house we made our way to Huntsville for Christmas with the Algie crew!  The kids sure do enjoy spending time with their cousins!  Christmas #3
** I am trying my best to catch up on my blog.  Like I said some other time that when I get so far behind I just shut down and can't do anything...I just dont' want to skip over these sweet moments that we have had.

**Another side note...this new blogger format is driving me crazy...I can't figure out how to do what I want and it is driving me CRAZY...that will explain why this post looks the way it does...just enjoy the pictures!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Double digits


My sweet baby has hit double digits!  That's right this handsome boy is 10 years old.  He is such a precious young man.  We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful kid.   To quote my good friend "Carolyn, he is abnormal".  This kid has such an amazing heart for people.  We couldn't ask for a greater role model for his brothers and sister.  I am not sure what I did to deserve this boy, but I am so thankful that he was sent to me.  Happy Birthday L.C.  We love you so very much!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Crazy family!

Here is a silly picture from Thanksgiving of my family.  Everyone was home except the craziest one of us all, my youngest sister!  See if you can find:  the one with no eyeballs, the one acting like a bear, the want to be a model and mother- daughter look alike, the really crazy man, 2 scared kids, the panting puppy dogs, and my favorite...the one who is about to throw up!  Love this crew!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

No camp camping

Friday we celebrated No-Bo's 7th Birthday with a camping party.   We (meaning Jeff) had a big fire going and we roasted hot dogs and had smores!  It was cold, but the kids ran around enough to not really notice.  I was actually very relaxed with this party, and forgot to take many pictures.  Here are a couple of the cake that I made...I think it turned out great if I do say so myself!





 
I had all the candles in the center of the fire pit, and as you can see this created a huge flame!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Seven


Happy Birthday my sweet little one!  I hope that your day is all that you expect it to be.  We are very proud of you, and love you very much!

Friday, December 3, 2010

"The Hill"

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We went to watch P.C.'s (Presbyterian College) last football game of the season.  The kids really look forward to "The Hill".  They were upset at first because we didn't have any boxes, but a trip to the concession stand provided all the pizza boxes we needed!   

 
Oh, and P.C. won!!!

Couponing

In September we had a big coupon session in our MOPS (mothers of pre-schoolers) meeting.  The girls did a wonderful job explaining how and where to save money.  I just have to say thank you to them with one breath and then a sarcastic thank you with another.  I now spend A LOT OF TIME couponing!  Really it can consume a lot of my time, but now I HATE to go shopping without coupons!  I like to think that I am getting better at it, but I still have some tricks to learn.


We have enough shower gel to last us until L.C. goes to college, but all of this was $20 out of pocket.  I got $18 back, so it really was like getting all of it for $2 and some change!!!  The moisturizers were $16 each, the Nivea shower gels are $4.99 each, the TP is $7ish...you get the picture...this was a really good deal!  Now if I could get quicker at coming up with deals.